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Here's what Chris Bianco of the venerable Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix has to say about how he got his start in pizza:
"I grew up in New York, but it could have been barbecue or tacos or burritos if I was from somewhere else." For him, pizza represented self-reliance and control. "It was the first food anybody at away from home as a school kid, and it was yours. It was customizable—add some extra cheese, shake on some chili flakes, and you could craft it into your own personal 89 cent feast with a pointy end that tells you where to start and a crust that tells you where to finish."
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